Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people
Alastair Parvin - Designer
Alastair Parvin believes in making architecture accessible to 100 percent of the population. Full bio
About the speaker:Alastair Parvin - Designer
Alastair Parvin believes in making architecture accessible to 100 percent of the population.
Why you should listen
"As a society we’ve never needed design thinking more,” says Alastair Parvin, but most people -- particularly those in cities of growing density and poverty -- can’t afford it. Parvin, who was trained in architecture but chooses to make a career looking for ideas beyond its conventional framework, wants to change that.
He is one of a team behind WikiHouse, an open-source construction set that allows anyone to freely share model files for structures, which can then be downloaded, "printed" via CNC cutting machine and easily assembled. Parvin calls WikiHouse a very early experiment, the seed of what he sees as design’s great project in the 21st century: the democratization of production.
Alastair Parvin | Speaker | TED.com